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Technical Ardun Cylinder Heads

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Speed Gems
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  2. Bugguts
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    Great read. I now know I can’t afford one!
     
  3. Excellent article.
     
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  4. flatheadpete
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    Nice read. Thanks for posting.
     
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  5. 5window
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    Thanks.
     
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  6. the-rodster
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    I have a friend who just had H&H build him a blown Ardun. 87547964_2886888187998731_4780267028143407104_n.jpg
     
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  7. rbrewer
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    Great article there is a set of ardun heads in the Nat Corvette museum/Zora Duntov display, I guess the only "ford parts" there.
     
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  8. ...........You must have wealthy friends. Nothing wrong with that.:)
     
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  9. the-rodster
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    Just a regular guy who builds and sells a lot cars, making each one better as he goes.
     
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  10. tubman
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    That, my friend, is the very definition of wealth. Maybe a couple of pictures from other angles might help, but from what I can see, that looks like a R*t R*d with shiny paint and an Ardun.
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Thanks! Wish I'd kept mine. Then again we were building the house back in 1974 and that $2,500 for the NOS set paid the balance on the plumbing. o_OBob
     
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  12. sedantudor
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  13. I've done almost as dumb of things to pay for college tuition and a furnace. Apparently wives need heat in the middle of November. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. The37Kid
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    I've done Dumber..........Bought a V8-60 ARDUN engine for $500. swapped it to John Kovar for $2,200.worth of reproduction 1932 Ford parts around 1975. Had a brass tag with #1001 stamped in it, turned out to be the first one, they put it in a Midget that Duntov drove and won some race on Long Island. It is in a '32 Roadster somewhere in California now, like to know were. Bob
     
  15. At the Ferguson's they are all lined up in a pretty row. ARDUN -2.jpg ARDUN -1.jpg

    You should see their ARDUN headed SBC and the Hemi with the Chevy bell housing flange cast in
     
  16. The37Kid
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Every one helps their Bonneville car go faster.
    Bob
     
  17. 5window
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    Regular guys usually don't drop the change a set of Ardun heads cost.
     
  18. Yeah, that's pretty dumb.

    The "1001" tag likely indicated the model number. The big heads have 3-digit numbers stamped into them for the individual head serial numbers. They also have a "1002" cast into the valve cover, along with other 4-digit numbers used as part numbers on the various parts.
     
  19. The37Kid
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    My V8-60 ARDUN was made in Germany, all the extra parts were wrapped in German newspapers. Have one cam follower left, all the valve train small parts were in fabric bags with draw strings. Should have taken more photos. Bob
     
  20. My father talked to Don Ferguson about the Ardun heads that we had and were looking for a buyer... N.O.S. V8-60 heads, never touched, never on a car, complete right down to the instruction sheet (well documented on the HAMB a long time ago). Don said "those old things are wall hangers, garage art" and offered $1500 for them. We, um... declined. Yep.

    The heads were sold to Roy Brizio (for a hair more than $1500) and ended up in John Mumford's T Roadster that won AMBR in 2013.
     
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